Globalization: Mental Health and Social Economic Factors

@article{Bhavsar2008GlobalizationMH,
  title={Globalization: Mental Health and Social Economic Factors},
  author={Vishal Bhavsar and Dinesh Bhugra},
  journal={Global Social Policy},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={378 - 396}
}
Several factors associated with globalization have mental health consequences. This article reviews the literature on mental health and inequality, occupational patterns and identity shifts before considering the role of globalization as an acculturative stressor. We argue that a re-evaluation of mental health policy in light of globalization must look further than current studies of migrants to consider indigenous communities where models of social experience and behaviour are changing. 
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